The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) is concerned after learning the details of recent creation of a government body, whose purpose will be to control media outlets and information in Ukraine.
On 2 December 2014 the Ukrainian Parliament adopted a proposal for the creation of a separate body, named the Ministry of Information Policy. It’s supposed main aim will be to confront propaganda coming from Russian media. The heads of authority chosen for this new institution are said to be close with President Petro Poroshenko.
“SEEMO members were disturbed to hear about the latest developments in Ukraine. This imposes a serious threat for media freedom and freedom of speech in the country” SEEMO Secretary General Oliver Vujovic said.